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I Have Esophageal Achalasia

Esophageal Achalasia anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Esophageal Achalasia. You're not alone. 33 People

    Heller's Myotomy

     I have a Heller's Myotomy done and it has been great.  Went from not being able to eat solids and often not being able to drink a glass of water to being able to eat most anything and rarely having any issues.   I have to remember to drink water with meals and...
    goingawaynow goingawaynow 70+ Sep 30, 2009

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    I Am Sure I Have Achalasia

    I just learned yesterday that I have Achalasia. It first started about january this year, I was 5 months pregnant. I would have a hard time eating big meals and would sometimes throw up. I thought that this was part of the pregnancy, BUT it kept progressing to where I would throw...
    momma2max momma2max 26, F Oct 19, 2010

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    So Many Doctors

    It started about 5 years ago (November 2007). I kept being sick late in the day or I would wake in the night with a bloated hard stomach and feel sick, like something was stuck. I went to the doctors and he sent me to the hospital to have the camera down to see what was happening...
    DebbieYorkshireUK DebbieYorkshireUK 31-35 Apr 15, 2012

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    Of Uncertainty Over Time I Felt Hopeless. I Hope A Miracle Comes To Me.

    who knows when i undergo this disease may be the beginning 2010. i also think it was just a normal ulcer but over time and in a fairly long period of times is not the usual ulcer. sometimes i do not eat for several days even water can not enter into my stomach. i finally checked...
    koncreng koncreng 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 16, 2012

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    Achalasia - Is This The Cure?

    For over 5 years I have swallowing difficulties. Initially it was solids then it was with semi-liquids and cold liquids. I would experienced chest pain and frequently had to regurgitate to relieve the pain. Then a wonderful thing happened. My wife came across this book by...
    CoconutMiracle CoconutMiracle 56-60 Jun 19, 2012

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    I Have Achalasia

    Hi everyone,This is my first ever forum, and didn't even know one existed for this disease, it heartens me that I have found somewhere to share and also learn of everyone else's experiences.I'm 32 and have had Achalasia for 5 years, although my symptoms were not prominent until...
    katmeow katmeow 31-35 1 Response Sep 18, 2011

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    I Have 'what"

    When i first started experiencing some esophageal difficulties it was last July and had been admitted through the ER because I was dehydrated.  They preformed the first  esophageal test the next day and I was told I had ulcers and they removed a polup and sent it off...
    sageintyme sageintyme 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 30, 2010

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    My Achalasia Story

     Hello all!  I have esophageal achalasia, though it was discovered early.  It all started with a choking episode.  From there, I began to notice that food just wasn't going down properly, and often ended up stuck to the roof of my mouth.  Even when food...
    scandiavegan scandiavegan 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 26, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    My mom has Achalasia and was diagnosed about 3 years ago. She is 81. She has had problems eating for many, many years but never had it checked out. I have been on line looking for...
    hikerpal hikerpal 51-55 Oct 3

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    -usually a very active, happy, crazy, life living kinda gal! but lately been defeated by fibromyalgia... I know fibromyalgia is said to be triggered from depression and anxiety...
    tljsmtc tljsmtc 22-25, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Last July I ended up in risky sex.... I believe this person now to have hiv.. I have nightmares on the night this person decided to put something in my drink having me do...
    umine umine 31-35, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I don't know if this is the right place to talk about this, I don't want pity, it may sound oh woe is me, but I am happy enough well ish last night I had a chat with my mum that...
    soapdodger soapdodger 31-35, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    My ex broke up with me 4 months ago and I think I will be alone for ever, I can't date, I don't know what to do. I tried online dating and I like it because I find I can chat...
    Asguard Asguard 31-35, M 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    i have detected many symptoms of DPD in me over the past, and every single one of them leaves me in a situation where i'm stressed out. i feel i'm too clingy to my friends, i used...
    monophxbia monophxbia 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend and I of two years have not spoken in 3 days...The longest we have ever gone (aside from his time in the military). It was an amazing romance for a long time. I...
    Nicoleashleyxo Nicoleashleyxo 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I'm experiencing quite a bit of pain. I want to be loved honestly. Not that fake love that people use as a tool to get what they want from me. A love that haas no ends. A love that...
    Jaielll Jaielll 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    I guess you could say that I do have friends. I have my boyfriend and my best friend. My best friend transferred to a different school after freshman year and I don't see her too...
    francake16 francake16 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    I lost my friend 2 days ago, we have been friends sense kindergarten.. She committed suicide, she didn't think she was good enough.. She may not have had the prettiest face, the...
    Micheleplausteiner6 Micheleplausteiner6 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Hi, this is just a snapshot into my life, 36 married with 2 children and another on the way. Live rural, close by to my mother. Have 4 siblings. My father died when I was 5. I...
    sukey2000 sukey2000 36-40, F 1 hr ago

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    He finally contacted me this morning. It was not a closure at all. It was still a bunch of contradictions. He had the nerve to say, "_____, I know you've been going through a lot...
    NastasyaFilippovna NastasyaFilippovna 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    It's 4:23 AM. And i'm not tired at all. In fact i'm playing loud music while i'm singing the lyrics!! This has been going on for a little over a month. I barely sleep especially at...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 14 hrs ago

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    When you've allowed yourself to be healed by your will of the universe, you've acquired the tool of self mastery. You then have the power within you to help heal another. If we all...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 13 hrs ago

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    Okay so I've never told anyone this story before, it's just too painful. I know it doesn't seem like a lot but what happened has really influenced me. This was a couple of years...
    iloveyousomuchdontforgetit iloveyousomuchdontforgetit 13-15, F 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    i have been pulling my hear for 7 years now, my hair, eyelashes, i am so embarrassed and have low self esteem. my family make fun of me. i haven't told them about it because i am...
    koketjo koketjo 18-21 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Im such a bad rat momma. I love my rats more than anything in the world. One day I said out loud, I will move out even if I have to give away my rats. And then that day one of my...
    sarahk85 sarahk85 26-30, F 11 hrs ago

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    OK Mini... Here's one... For my mean fantasy... For all the men/women that have beaten their loved ones.... Get all the family and friends lined up..two lines... hand them a...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I have been blessed enough to find a kindred soul. This person is someone who understands my challenges, cheers on my successes and shares my dreams and desires. I have an...
    WitchingHourAuthor WitchingHourAuthor 36-40, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Sometimes you have good days, sometimes bad. Today is a bad day. People are entitled to their opinion, but is it really necessary for someone to ask me why I haven't killed myself...
    SlowlyDrifting SlowlyDrifting 13-15, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I came to Canada from jamaica I'm my 30s and I have been told I lost my jamaican accent but still have a nice voice
    wilddesert77 wilddesert77 36-40, M 10 hrs ago

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    Bullying has made me into a paranoid, sensitive person. I don't see how bullying can make you a better person. I still hate people. I don't even have to get to know you in order to...
    Danae102 Danae102 18-21, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I have worked in this café for 2 years. I laid an eye on him on first sight. He is quiet, friendly looking and mysterious. He came to the coffee shop everyday for a coffee, but no...
    seraphurn seraphurn 22-25 9 hrs ago

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    I sometimes crave to have a baby of my own. I have no idea why. I think if I were to have one it would be really cute. But I don't want kids.
    NotMuchGoingOnHere NotMuchGoingOnHere 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    Have u ever eaten an apple after brushing your teeth....well I have and I would suggest not trying it!
    Wonderwoman25 Wonderwoman25 36-40, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Sometimes, I will feel as if it is better to hide away from the world. I feel ashamed of myself, even when I'm in my room alone, its as if everyone can see me. I turn the lights...
    dogsareCute16 dogsareCute16 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I was officially diagnosed with depression, social anxiety, general anxiety, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Over the past years OCD has been in remission, depression has turned...
    kandieekainee kandieekainee 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    They said that yo haven't experienced real fear unless you had sleep paralysis ,, n they r right !!!! it's the worst thing ever ,, imagine not being able to move , hallucinating n...
    TiTiFreaky TiTiFreaky 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Well, cute, to be exact. One time I was talking to a person and this other girl randomly had to yell and point out how adorable my voice sounded. XD lol Also, according to...
    ChanelLove12 ChanelLove12 70+, F 5 hrs ago

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    I have what you might call a Radio Voice..clear and deep...and have always wanted to Be "On The Air".......we'll see..:)
    SouthernItaliano SouthernItaliano 51-55, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I have dyslexia . I left school at 19 I didn't have a clue about sequencing the alphabet . I didn't know my times tables . Getting a job was vexing . When I had flue my doctor...
    HomeJamesASD HomeJamesASD 46-50, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    English isn't my original language so I hope I'm not boring you with my mistakes!! My family takes a huge part in my life, I've always tried to make them happy and proud. When I...
    AmaniFradi AmaniFradi 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I wish this was true, but I don't know any platform I can do it by. My advice here has been well received of late, no idea why now compared with before it's the same stuff... But...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M 3 hrs ago

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    Whenever I get upset about something and try to talk it out, I feel like whoever I am talking to thinks that I am imagining the whole situation. Sometimes I feel like my parents...
    jwest230 jwest230 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    In my mind, I think people may have a different opinion of who I am because of what I look like. I dress business casual with khakis and a polo shirt. I wear glasses and appear shy...
    SniperForce SniperForce 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    I wish I could have been a daddy's girl. I really wanted that kinda relationship when I was younger. I stil kinda do but I've come to terms with it. Especially now that I'm...
    pinkypie5 pinkypie5 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    For a while I have felt torn. Like.. I've had a inner battle of desires. What should I do? Go out & drink or study? Hang out with X or sleep. Or read..or study. Should I focus on...
    BearhugBrowne BearhugBrowne 18-21, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I have never had sex with a man, regardless of me being paid to be with them I still haven't slept with them. Call it whatever, I call it fear. Why ? Well my family put ALOT of...
    TheVirginRapids TheVirginRapids 18-21, F 59 mins ago

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    Well, I do have but it has been broken for almost five years now. I didn't ever had much in there anyways, maybe ketchup, butter, and sometimes cheese, sausage or meatballs. After...
    finnerd finnerd 46-50, M 50 mins ago

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    You're clearly insecure, it's say it all over your profile. "I have suicidal thoughts" "I suffer from clinical depression" "I am lonely" "I am pessimistic" But that's no reason...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 44 mins ago